Awards

The ACRA awards program recognizes private- and public-sector clients of ACRA member firms for CRM accomplishments and commitments exceeding those required by various laws and regulations. ACRA awards also recognize ACRA member firms or employees thereof who have made a long-term and on-going public service commitments to CRM.

Award Categories

Industry Award-Private Sector

Presented to an ACRA firm’s private sector client who has demonstrated accomplishments and commitments above and beyond those required to meet laws and regulations pertaining to CRM. Recognition can be for completed single or multiple projects, or for an ongoing commitment.

Eligibility criteria include nomination by an ACRA member firm in good standing, documentation of the nominee’s adherence to following the spirit and letter of cultural resource laws, regulations, or standards, the nominee’s commitment to support outstanding research or documentation, and examples of their projects, actions, or funding support documenting work above and beyond simple compliance with the law.

2021 Winners:

Cloverfields Preservation Foundation for the renovation of Cloverfields

Industry Award-Public Sector

Presented to an ACRA firm’s public sector client who has demonstrated accomplishments and commitments above and beyond those required to meet laws and regulations pertaining to CRM. Recognition can be for completed single or multiple projects, or for an ongoing commitment.

Eligibility criteria include nomination by an ACRA member firm in good standing, documentation of the nominee’s adherence to following the spirit and letter of cultural resource laws, regulations, or standards, the nominee’s commitment to support outstanding research or documentation, and examples of their projects, actions, or funding support documenting work above and beyond simple compliance with the law.

2021 Winners:

Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology for residential planning and development in Indiana, 1940-1973

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for the Agua Caliente Vision 2020 Project

Florida Department of Transportation District 4 for the preservation of Woodlawn Cemetery

Delaware River and Bay Authority for the Delaware Airpark Master Plan

Public Service Award

Presented to an ACRA company, or current employee thereof, who has made a long-term contribution to the study, management, and/or preservation of cultural resources, or who has contributed volunteer efforts and resources for the betterment of their immediate community, county, state, etc. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, training students for CRM careers, internships, and the development and delivery of environmental, preservation, and interpretive programs.
Eligibility criteria include nomination, by anyone, of an ACRA member firm or current employee thereof in good standing, and documentation of a long-term and ongoing commitment to volunteer or community service, or a specific event or project, that went above and beyond what is typically expected for donated or volunteer services.